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"The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

I got a copy of "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich for Christmas, but haven't had the heart to pick it up until now. Although I've long been a fan of Erdrich's writing, I knew the content matter would not make for light reading. The story revolves around the sexual assault of the narrator's mother, and his attempts to seek vengeance. "The attack," as it comes to be known, happens in 1988 when Joe is 13. He and his family live on the on the Ojibwe...

"Lawn Gone" by Pam Penick

If you've ever toyed with the idea of replacing or reducing your lawn, you will appreciate the practical advice and beautiful photography in Pam Penick's book "Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for your Yard."

Penick makes a strong case for exploring alternatives to the traditional American lawn. While a lush green lawn is attractive and provides space for play, there are drawbacks. In addition to the regular...

Checkout the newest and soon to be released romance titles from St. Louis County Library. Reserve your copy today!

"Edge of Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel" by Lara Adrian--Vampires, war, bloodshed and a dark passion. Need I tell more?

"Heart of Atlantis"...

"If He Had Been With Me

Rock Road staff member, Laura Nowlin recently published her first novel called "If He Had Been With Me," which will be released on April 1st. If you're looking for a teen novel with surprising depth and emotional impact, this one is for you. The interweaving of the familial problems of divorce, depression and expectations combined with the normal drama of high school take this novel to the "next level."

Remember high school? Not the...

No handbook will be as vital to you this gardening season as "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack" by Chuck Sambuchino. While you worry about the lack of rain, these garden ornaments could be preparing to attack your family. Sambuchino has documented examples, though many survivors are in witness protection. Photographs are provided of gnomes caught in the act of invasion...

 

"Trinity" by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is a graphic novel that deals with the development of the atomic bomb. The book is serious, scientific and very effectively drawn. Important people...

 

Alright, I admit it...hi, my name is Joni and I am addicted to romance  books. There is just something about this genre that speaks to me. I fly through these books, so it's great that I have a library card to save me money. The average romance paperback can run between $4.99-$7.99 per book, plus tax. With the money I save, I can buy the necessities: shoes and chocolate. The romance categories are endless: inspirational, contemporary, romantic suspense, mystery, paranormal, historical and so many more. The best part, for me is the happy ending. The couple's journey...

 

"I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith is as delightful a book as I have ever read, and I'm not a person who often calls things delightful. Published in 1948, the book is filled with oddballs...

"Benediction" by Kent Haruf

Kent Haruf's new book "Benediction" is his third novel set in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado. It is the poignant story of a dying man looking back on his life. Dad Lewis faces his last days at home with his wife and adult daughter. He considers his good fortune as well as some unresolved regrets. His family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors offer what help they can as they struggle with...

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"One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels" by Sarah MacLean--I love snuggling up with one of Sarah MacLean's books on a cold day, with a cup of hot chocolate. In her latest book, the owner of Fallen Angel gaming club finds himself propositioned by scientist Lady Phillipa Mabury.

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